We Are Scientists/Mathematicians/Engineers/Physicians

Click on our names AND our pictures to find out about us, what we do and our career paths. Folks listed as local are local to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Additional links are to collections of biographies of living and historically recognized scientists, mathematicians, engineers and physicians. Click on the career descriptions to find out about what people do and their education pathways.
March 18, 2004 Help this site grow! Suggestions are always welcome!

JustGarciaHill --- A Virtual Community of Minorities in Science---New Site

Changing the Face of Medicine

Chemistry Faculty at Howard Mathematics Faculty at Morehouse Biology Faculty at Howard Engineering Faculty at Howard
Physics and Astronomy Faculty Computer Science Faculty at Howard Informatics at Howard Chemical Engineering Faculty at Howard

Frederick D. Gregory
Astronaut and

Anacostia SHS Graduate


Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Theoretical Physics Incoming President of AAAS

Roosevelt SHS Graduate


LaSalle Leffall, Jr. M.D. (Local)
member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academies
Cancer Surgeon
Howard University Medical School
Cancer Researcher

Dr. Shirley Malcom
(Local) Dr. Malcom is co-PI of DC ACTS!

Ilesanmi Adesida

Photonics and OptoElectronics

EVERY one of these scientists, mathematicians, engineers and physicians was once a child and then a teenager!

Not So Wild A Dream (video) Ask your teacher to request this free video.
Science fair inspires young black scholars with eyes on the future
Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors


see also... Hispanics in Science

Heroes of Microbiology (poster)

Charles Drew
Physician, developer of blood banking

Dunbar SHS Graduate

Audrey Penn
Deputy Director, NIH, NINDS

Dr. James Scott
Carnegie Institution of Washington Astrobiology

Dr. Winston A. Anderson
Cell Biology

Dr. Griffin Rodgers

Drew Lanham
Forest Wildlife Ecologist

Marion Sewer
Steroid Research

Anthony Scott
Mathematics Education

JK Haynes
Cell Biology

Bryan Hilton-Brown

Science Education
Classroom Enthnographer


Dr. Ida S. Owens
Genetics of Cell Metabolism

Rachel Vincent
Computational and Applied Mathematics

Graduate school experiences

Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician and Historian

Steverna Fields
Information Specialist

Dr. Stephen Mayo
Protein Chemist

Dr. Kenneth Olden
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Health

(recently stepped down after 25 years to return to research)


Ed Smith

Virginia Tech Poultry Science Genome studies


Rachel Brewster
Developmental Biologist

Kevin Kornegay
Electrical Engineer

Annette Brewster
- Biochemist -



Dr. Erich Jarvis
Neurobiology: How Birds Learn to Sing

The MedicalMakers --- The ScienceMakers

The Bottom Line! Career Information, What It's Like on a day-to-day basis, What It Pays, How to Get There (academic preparation)!
Salaries of Different Careers --- from the Princeton Review


Careers in ...

Life Sciences --- Chemistry --- Physics
AAAS --- Careers in Science --- AAAS
Mathematics --- Engineering
Careers in Medicine and more Health Occupations
Careers in Public Health --- Disease Detectives
Careers in Forensic Science ---Careers in Science Writing
Careers in Geoscience --- Careers in Computer Science
Careers in Law for Scientists and an example
Careers in Bioinformatics --- Careers in Environmental Science
LifeWorks: Explore Health and Medical ScienceCareers

Dr. Charles Drew
Blood Banks

see also... Hispanics in Science

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
The Inventors Museum
National Society of Black Engineers --- Black Engineer Magazine
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora --- Black Astronauts
National Institutes of Health Black Scientists Association --- Black Astronomers
Who Are the Black Women in the Mathematical Sciences?

Extensive Bibliography
Minority Access to Research Careers Alumni
Dr. Michael Anderson
Dr. Renato Aguilera

United Negro College Fund --- Planning for College --- Reality Checks --- Becoming A Scientist ---

Many of the people you met here have published original research articles and reviews of their respective fields.
Visit the website http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, pick PubMed, and type in the author's last name and first initial, e.g. "owens is" for Dr. Ida S. Owens' articles.
You WILL find many articles published by folks named Owens, but by using both first initials (IS), you will increase the chance that you will find Ida Owens' articles.

Questions? Suggestions? Contact Dr. Toby Horn
(updated January 5, 2004)

DC ACTS goals are to facilitate the capacity of teachers in schools in Washington DC to improve content knowledge, classroom instruction strategies and resources, and assessment for tailoring instruction in science, mathematics and technology subject areas. Then teachers can provide more rigorous and standards-based course content for their classes and improve opportunities for their students to learn science through inquiry and standards-based instruction. More...

This web page is part of the Resources for DC ACTS Science and Mathematics Teachers web site
This site is maintained by Dr. Toby Horn, DC ACTS in DCPS
Please contact Dr. Toby w/ corrections, comments and suggestions! Contact Dr. Florence Fasanelli about Mathematics issues
The site is hosted by the Carnegie Academy for Science Education of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a partner with AAAS and DCPS in DC ACTS